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Certificate Programmes: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE)

VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES 

CERTIFICATES IN LAW

Two Certificates in Law are offered as vocational programmes, in the areas of criminal law and civil law, which have a focus on paralegal studies. The programmes are for those students who do not require degree-level knowledge of the law, but who may be working in a legal field and wish to know more about specific areas of the law in which they work, and of the law in general. 

This programme will only be offered as special country projects meeting specific national needs with particular cohorts in a country. Countries must secure funding for the certificate or diploma to be offered as a project or have a minimum enrolment of 15 students. 

CERTIFICATE OF JUSTICE

The Certificate of Justice will provide students with a basic understanding of how the legal systems in their countries operate and the role played by courts within the legal system. Students will develop their knowledge of key areas of law, including criminal law and procedure and civil law and develop skills in professionalism and decision-making. It is particularly useful for people who are employed as, or wish to pursue, employment as a lay adjudicator or court administrator. It is a pre-degree level course and is set to level IV of the Fiji Qualifications Framework.

Special Admission Requirements: Completion of Form 4/Year 10 plus a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience. Applications must be supported by a written recommendation from the Chief Justice or Registrar of the relevant Pacific Island Country. This recommendation must certify that the applicant has adequate levels of English expression to undertake a course in English.

Programme Requirements:  The Certificate of Justice consists of 4 courses.

Courses:  COJ01, COJ02, COJ03, COJ04.

ACADEMIC CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT

Admission Requirements: A pass in a Senate recognised Form 7 or equivalent; or at least two years teaching experience; or met the mature entry admission criteria.

Programme Requirements: The Certificate in Educational Assessment consists of 7 courses.

Courses: UU100, UU114, ED152, ED154, ED252, ED254, ED354

CERTIFICATE IN SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY WORK

Programme Requirements

The Certificate in Social and Community Work consists of 6 courses.

Courses: UU100, UU114, SW100, SW101, SO100; plus 1 x 100-level course.

CERTIFICATE IN NON-FORMAL EDUCATION

The Certificate in Non-Formal Education is designed to develop an ideological base for non-formal education practices and examines the psychology of adult learning, the principles of group dynamics and techniques of teaching adults.

Special Admission Requirements:

  • a) a pass in a Senate recognised Form 7 or equivalent; or
  • b) at least two years' teaching or related employment experience; or
  • c) met the mature entry admission criteria.

Programme Requirements: The Certificate in Non-Formal Education consists of 6 courses.

Courses: ED152, ED153, ED158, ED258, ED358; plus 1 x 200- or 300-level Education course.

CERTIFICATE IN POLICING

Special Admission Requirements

This introductory programme is designed for serving and potential police officers, and for those interested in understanding and contributing to the function of police in a civil society.

To be admitted to the Certificate under the mature age criteria, a person shall be judged on training qualifications including police recruit training, successful completion of other in-service and professional development programmes, years of service, and recommendation/support from the student’s respective Commissioner of Police. In addition, mature age students would normally have at least 10 years’ service in a variety of areas in policing including experience as a police supervisor/manager or equivalent.

Programme Requirements: The Certificate in Policing consists of 6 courses.

Courses: UU100, UU114, PP101, PP201; plus 2 other x 100-level courses.

CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING (PRIMARY)

This programme will only be offered as special In-Country project meeting specific national needs with particular cohorts in a country. Countries must secure funding for the certificate to be offered as a project.

Special Admission Requirements:

  • a) at least three years of primary teaching experience as an untrained teacher
  • b) a letter of recommendation from the respective head teacher
  • c) special permission, which may be granted by the Head of School.

Programme Requirements: The Certificate in Teaching (Primary) consists of 8 courses, including school practicum experience.

Courses: ED100, ED115, ED116, ED150, ED152, ED153, ED170, ED183 or ED184.

CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING (SECONDARY)

This programme will only be offered as special In-Country project meeting specific national needs with particular cohorts in a country. Countries must secure funding for the certificate to be offered as a project.

Note: The Certificate in Teaching (Secondary) will be a staircase into the Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) and the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) programmes.

Special Admission Requirements:

  • a) at least a three years' teaching secondary experience as an untrained teacher
  • b) a letter of recommendation from the respective head teacher
  • c) special admission, which may be granted by the Head of School.

Programme Requirements: The Certificate in Teaching (Secondary) consists of 8 courses, including school practicum experience.

Courses: ED150, ED152, ED153, ED154, ED170, ED183 or ED184, plus 2 x 100-level courses for the intended teaching subject major from those listed for the Bachelor of Education in-service (Secondary).

CERTIFICATE IN VERNACULAR LANGUAGE (TONGAN AND NIUAFO'OU)

Special Admission Requirements:  Proficiency in Tongan equivalent to Form 5 Certificate. Programme Requirements: The Certificate in Vernacular Language (Tongan and Niuafo'ou) consists of 6 courses.

Courses:  TG111, TG211, TG212, TG311, TG321, TG331.

CERTIFICATE IN VERNACULAR LANGUAGE (VAGAHAU NIUE)

This programme will be offered only as a special in-Country project for Niue.

Special Admission Requirements:  Proficiency in Vagahau Niue equivalent to NCEA Level 3. Programme Requirements: The Certificate in Vernacular Language (Vagahau Niue) consists of 6 courses.

Courses:  NU111, NU131, NU211, NU212, NU311, NU331.

CERTIFICATE IN VERNACULAR LANGUAGE (VANUATU LANGUAGE STUDIES)

Special Admission Requirements:  A working knowledge of Bislama. Programme Requirements: The Certificate in Vernacular Language (Vanuatu Language Studies) consists of 6 courses.

Courses:  VA111, VA112, VA211, VA212, VA311, VA312.

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